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I do not like the assumption that answers are not drawing on experience. My experience with being pestered about explicitly certifying that my answer is drawn from my own experience is that I don't like it. That practice has mostly put me off answering questions. Additionally, it has not led to positive interactions with mods or other users. Evidence of ...


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Too Many Words for a post notice: be concise Let's do some liposuction on the proposed post notice: Answers should be supported using evidence and/or experience. See citation expectations for subjective answers and guidance for subjective answers. Please cite experience (your own or someone else's) to show how your solution worked out in practice. This ...


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This is a post notice. It's like the banners mods can put under questions, except this one is for any post, including answers. The “notice added” event will show up in the post's revision history; this one just doesn't have an easy link to its revision history yet because of no edits done so far, but you can manually cobble together the link to see its ...


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Not a huge amount has actually happened beyond the weird comments you flagged. There was not a huge explosion you missed. But there's current weirdness, and the topic may get controversial, so it looks like a case of applying a version of the controversial post notice. Basically we see more trouble potentially brewing. That's not on you though or the ...


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It's a post notice. Diamond moderators can add and remove it. There's no flag associated with it. Leave a comment requesting the clarification or support that's needed. If it's egregious then also raise a flag for moderator attention suggesting we add a post notice. “Egregious” here is key. We don't add them to just every single answer that needs ...


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Speaking for the citation expectations meta I wrote, something seems to have gotten lost in communication. That's on me, I should've made it clearer. Specifically in the second paragraph I say this: You do not need to cite every sentence, but citation of various statements and positions may be expected and requested by your fellow community members. By ...


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An advisory rather than a warning This answer could be improved if you were able to cite experience (your own or someone else's) to help users judge whether it fits their situation or not. This post provides excellent advice on how to do so.


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Just to demonstrate: I have marked this post with our current “citation needed” post notice. It currently covers objective citations perfectly well. The post notice we're asking about will be a sibling to this one, and will be applied by a moderator when a post strongly needs subjective citation added (for example: “here, try this to fix your social issues, ...


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Moderator proposal: All answers must be supported by citing evidence or experience. Please review our citation expectations for subjective answers, as well as our guidance for asking and answering subjective questions. When recommending a course of action, you should cite experience (either your own, or someone else's) of how your recommended solution has ...


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It doesn't need the Rapidly Changing template message — either the answer is knowable and answers will be submitted, the question will get closed as unclear, or it will just remain unanswered until an answer exists. If later changes to the rules invalidate a particular answer post, then the usual site processes that cope with such things (downvotes, edits, ...


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It's probably not a flag, but a post notice. They can only be added (and removed) by ♦ moderators. RPG has three 'standard' answer notices and a fourth RPG-specific one, as can be seen in the Data Explorer. I'm a moderator on three other sites in the network and regularly apply answer notices when I see a low quality answer (often after it has been ...


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